Drew Stelljes

Drew Stelljes
  • Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership

About Drew Stelljes

Dr. Andrew D. Stelljes serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership at the College of William & Mary. He provides leadership and direction for an integrated portfolio aimed at enhancing student development. Stelljes is responsible for the oversight of the following departments: Office of Community Engagement, Student Leadership Development, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Sadler and Campus Centers. The thematic area overarching goals help students engage, explore, and elevate their college experience. Leadership occurs in multiple formats – on alternative breaks, within recognized student organizations, as a building supervisor, as a volunteer, board member, employee and more.

Stelljes is the author of Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Toward Long-term Developmental Social Concern and his engagement model has been widely published. He has authored an array of journal articles on placing students intellectual and developmental needs at the center of the learning endeavor, service-learning, community based learning, education policy reform measures, impacts of alternative breaks and measures of the efficacy of college based tutoring and mentoring programs.

He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary with an earned PhD in Educational Policy. In 2008 Drew was selected as an inaugural member of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders. He has held an executive board seat on a variety of local non-profits and on the Governor’s Advisory for National and Community Service where he chaired the annual selection process for statewide Americorps funding. He teaches a class on Social Foundations of Education, he is the faculty member for the DC Office Summer Institute on Leadership and Community Engagement and he teaches the class Urban Education: Policy, Practice and Leadership through the W&M DC Office.

Drew consults on topics ranging from the creation of civic engagement on college campuses, service-learning and student development in the college years. Stelljes is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He has guest lectured, presented or consulted for 20 schools. He and his wife, Amy, have three children, Emma Grace, Braden Eberhardt and Elizabeth Marie. They live in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Posts by Drew Stelljes

The Kids Are All Right: How Millennials Running for Public Office Restores My Hope

Williamsburg may have one of the strongest claims as America’s earliest, sleepy college town. The city was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation and

Hike & Seek: The Global Search for Happiness  

Guest blogger Cameron How ’20 provides a reflection on ten timeless life lessons based on his time walking the Camino as part of a

Civil Rights Leader Honored at Active Citizens Conference

Guest blogger Alexander Nocks’ reflection on the impact of Barbara Johns, civic rights leader, as described at the 2018 Active Citizens Conference. The Active

Lead with Humility

Guest blogger Cameron How writes about his perspective on leading with humility.  To me, humility is generated from confidence in one’s own values, beliefs,

Advancing Democratic Engagement

William & Mary’s history gives us a unique perspective on the importance and meaning of civic engagement and public service in a democracy. Often

Welcome Class of 2021 (and 2020,2019)- You Chose Her and She Chose YOU!

A couple years ago, while I was walking through Wren toward DoG Street I discovered a William & Mary secret: she is you and you

Assessing Learning Outcomes in Civic Engagement

Remarks prepared for the opening session of the SCHEV Civic Engagement Education and Assessment Summit at William & Mary on June 9, 2017: Over

Lifetime Speech – Cameron How ’20

Guest blogger Cameron How explains the intention of his Lifetime Speech in the brief video linked below. Students enrolled in the W&M DC Summer

DC Summer Institute – Site Visits

Guest blogger Leah Dillard provides us a summary of some of the site visits as part of the W&M DC Summer Institutes.  Our first